The increasing population living in big cities combined with sustainability requirements are the main drivers for the Smart Cities. There is a mixture of dimensions to be considered with regards to a Smart City such as governance, social cohesion, resource control or mobility, however, technology surrounds them all.
IoT is boosting the Smart City concept by enabling the city “things” to be connected regrding areas such as:
- Public safety systems, including pollution control through distributed sensors that leads to the automation of mitigation steps.
- Optimization of power and city lighting.
- Waste management optimization by container sensors that can optimize planning and picking
- Transportation and traffic improvements, based on sensors and heat maps.